Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's been exactly one year since Fievel attacked this innocent bird.




He was too young to fly, and his mom wouldn't help him
once he got the scent of dog and human on his feathers.
So, we took him in, named him Miles, and fed him pot roast.





It was extremely difficult to find a place willing to accept him because he wasn't a "raptor"and, therefore, not deemed very important in our region. After a lot of phone calls and internet searches, we found a wonderful wildlife rehabilitation center willing to take him in, where he was greeted by dozens of other little fledgling robins who were injured or abandoned, too. The great people who run the center assured us that the injuries Fievel inflicted on Miles were not serious, and that he would make a full recovery before being released back into the wild.



I know that wild birds aren't meant to live with humans - it was the FIRST thing listed on every website I visited while he cried and chirped from his shoe box in the garage. But it was so hard to say goodbye to him. He only lived with us for 24 hours, but his innocence and resilience really pulled at my heartstrings.


I like to think that he recovered quickly and that he had a grand and triumphant return to the wild. I like to think that he made some friends in rehab who joined him on his journey back to our neighborhood, where he met a nice lady and settled down and built a nest near our house. And maybe, on a really nice day, he'll sit high atop a tree branch and crap on Fievel's head. 




45 comments:

Sophie Brador said...

A ha ha ha! That ending just cracked me up. Fievel probably thinks you messed up her life for not letting her have at that poor little bird. I hope he made it too. Let us know if Fievel experiences the great poo.

xo
SB

Anonymous said...

Fievel thinks she is a feline!!!! If memory serves me correctly this is not the first time she tried to "land" a bird.
Good try Fievy but leave that to us pros............
You probably will wind up with a load on your head!!!
hehehehehe
Hugs,
Hazel

Sparky said...

Man, I was enjoying this post... It was sad at first, and then it was lovely... I'm glad the bird was okay... But then that last sentence! I totally wasn't expecting that, and let me tell ya... It made me LAUGH!

Sparky

Simba said...

LOL, I wonder if the bird got his revenage? I hope he is flying around somewhere.

Simba x

Petra said...

Hahaha! What a great story, from start to finish!

allison said...

That was great.
We have a nest in the awning of our attic window and up until today there were two babies in it.

Stanislaw said...

Hey guys! You two sure are cute and very long-footed :)

I enjoyed my first trip your blog and plan to return! I hope your little birdy friend is livin' large in the outdoors, and is brewing a good one for his stealth bowel revenge. My humans had birds once. They called them "parrots," and even worse, they called them "pets." Can you believe that??

Poppy said...

Hi guys! I liked your bird story. I hope he was okay too.

Poppy

Gus and Louie said...

We are so glad he is back in he wild..

Happy Pappy's Day...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Marcie said...

Exactly one year ago today...
Wiley wrote a post on his blog.
I miss you.

Comet and BLU said...

heheheh.... loved the last line.
Next time Fievel, you need to eat faster so the people can't get the birds away from you.
Comet and BLU

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Your efforts were heartwarming and valiant, but just FYI:

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Corey & Steve said...

That was a truly lovely story, but I have to say the pot roast line really gave me a good laugh. I'm not sure exactly why, but you know how something hits your funny bone just right and you can't let it go? That's what is happening to me and your line about naming him Miles and feeding him pot roast. I'm going to be laughing at this all night long.

Anonymous said...

So, did the bird come back and poop on Fievel's head?????
This site hasn't been updated in so long that I just assume you are all bogged down. In poop of course. Or maybe pot roast??
Hugs,
Hazel

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is so wonderful of your mom to help Mile's out and find a place that would take care of him until he could be released.. Way to go Mom!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that you were going to update your blog but I guess it was just a rumor.
It is like I always say.
Cats Rule and Dogs Drool.
No hugs,
Hazel
:(

Anonymous said...

MEOW!!!!!
No Hugs,
Hazel

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

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Big Sloppy Kisses
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Hazel said...

I have totally given up on you updating this blog BUT I wanted to show you how smart my Mommy is.
She now has my picture for all the world to see.
What do you think Wiley?
Hugs,
Hazel

Mika said...

Happy mommy's day to your mommy!

Kura the Shiba Inu said...

Ooh poor bird! I wish i could get one though. :(

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Flo de Sendai said...

Hello, what happened to this little bird after that ?
I hope he's okay now ?

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